Savannah Wedding at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

The Historic River Street in Savannah, Georgia reins as the perfect backdrop for Savannah weddings at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.  The elegant hotel provides spectacular grounds for any destination wedding.  It’s spacious outdoors accommodates any size guest list and is a dreamy location overlooking the first city of Georgia.  I’m sure these reasons are why Lindsey and Chad chose their wedding to take place at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

Lindsey and Chad first met on New Years Day 2015 and three weeks later they had their first date.  They both love to travel every chance they get but it was home where Chad chose to pop the question.

I was honored to be chosen Chad & Lindsey’s wedding photographer (Jerina Mac Photography) and find myself rubbing shoulders  among some of the top Savannah Wedding Vendors.  All About You Entertainment, Kato Floral Designs, and Savannah Rum Runners Bakery to name a few.

Enjoy the moments I captured of Chad and Lindsey’s Wedding.

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Brett & Andrea| Tybee Chapel Wedding

How They Met

Brett and Andrea both worked at CVS Pharmacy for two years.  They developed a friendship and later turned into a romance.  It was like a light switch turning on and both knew they belonged together.

The Proposal

It was December 13, 2015.  Andrea’s mother had come to visit before Christmas.  Andrea LOVES Christmas and of course, she already had her tree up and decorated.  Andrea and her mother had been Christmas shopping all day and when they got back home, they walked in, Andrea said,” Brett,  look at the Christmas decoration mom   bought for the apartment.  It’s so cute!”  He hesitated to answer but then said, “I bought a Christmas decoration today too.”  Andrea was in shock!  Brett never bought Christmas decorations…ever.  He proceeded to tell her that it was on the tree.  So they went over to the tree (he did so great…he even put the ornament low so he could get down on one knee.)  It was a crystal angel ornament with its hands in the praying position and on the hands was an engagement ring.

 

Wedding Vendors

Photography:  Jerina Mac Photography Venue:  Tybee Wedding Chapel  Florist:  Kato Floral and Design  DJ:   Savannah Events  Cake:  Baker’s Pride  Officiant:  Jack Boylston  Caterer:  Simply Southern  Wedding Coordinator:  Bonnie Kaar/ Savannah Events  Hair/makeup:  Enchanted Salons

Ryan & Gillian|Jerina Mac Photography

What do you get when you put two Hilton Head school teachers together?  Answer:  Mr. and Mrs. Johnson!  Ryan and Gillian are the perfect match for one another and it was prevalent on May 27 as they said, “I DO” to one another at the Callawassie Island Club in Okatie, South Carolina.  Enjoy their images as their love story unfolds.

Vendors for Ryan & Gillian’s Wedding:

Photographer:  Jerina Mac Photography

Flowers:  Gardenias Event Floral

Officiant:  Doug Gillie

DJ:  Jesse Gavigan

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Blog: Brent & Brandee Tie The Knot

I see so many sweet “fairy tale” love stories as a wedding photographer and Brent and Brandee’s is definitely fairy tale worthy.  I know you’ll enjoy this Charlotte, North Carolina couple as their wedding day unfolds with these gorgeous photos. There wedding ceremony took place at the historic Whitefield Chapel and reception at Vic’s On The River, in the historic downtown, Savannah, Georgia.

Jerina Mac Photography, Savannah, Georgia Wedding Photographer

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Collin & Casey’s Wedding Blog

How They Met

Collin and Casey started dating in 2010 at the age of 16 when they met in high school at North Cobb Christian.  They dated throughout high school and continued dating while attending  college together at Kennesaw State University.

The Proposal

On February 20, 2016, Casey woke up for a mother/daughter tea at the St. Regis.  The waiter brought her iPad with a video which Collin had made for her.  After watching the video, Casey was given a “clue” to go to the next location to watch the next video.  After several clues and videos, the last video led Casey out to the pool area where Collin was waiting with these huge “MARRY ME” letters floating in the pool.  All of their closest friends and family were on the balcony watching over this madly in love couple as Collin popped the question.

The Ceremony

The White Oaks Barn which is located in Dahlonega, Georgia was such a beautiful backdrop for Collin and Casey’s wedding.  The weather was perfect, the rolling mountains were picturesque and the wedding party was so cute, I just wanted to bring all of them home with me.  You should look at The White Oaks Barn website and take a look for yourself.  Enjoy the photos and feel free to lose yourselves in the fairytale love story of Casey and Collin.

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Tim & Ashley | Jerina Mac Photography

How They Met

Tim and Ashley met the year of 2007 at high school in Cherry Hill, New Jersey during rehearsals for “It’s a Wonderful Life”.  Ashley was in the cast and Tim was part of the stage crew.  They met when their mutual friend, and now best man Don, suggested they all go out for pizza together.  After nine years, separate colleges, Ashley’s internship at Disney World, Tim’s moving to Savannah, and graduating from police academy…whew…they finally tied the knot. 

The Proposal

Christmas 2015 was their first Christmas together in Savannah.  On Christmas Eve they were opening presents and Tim insisted that Ashley open her card from him last.  As presents were being opened, Ashley kept asking about the card but Tim insisted, “not yet”.  Finally came time for the card to be opened.  Ashley opened it and read it. It kept mentioning “three words” and different ways to say, “I love you”.  Tim had written “how about four more words.”  When Ashley looked up Tim was on one knee and had the ring box out.

The Wedding

They finally tied the knot on April 7, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia.  The beautiful ceremony took place at The Marshal House with friends and family from several states. There is one special thing I want to share with you about the big hat you’ll see Tim wearing and holding throughout the photos.  Tim lost his dad at a very young age but his mother has done a remarkable job at keeping the memories of his dad very much alive.  The hat belonged to Tim’s dad so a way to have his dad present at the wedding, he carried his dad’s hat down the isle and sat it next to his mom.  I bet that hat has a lot of great stories to pass on through Tim and the generations to come.

It was my privilege to be a part of this loving, energetic, kindhearted family whom I had never met until April 7.  And what a privilege to photograph one of Savannah’s finest own police officer’s and his beautiful bride.  Thank you Tim and Ashley.  You will forever be a part of my life.

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Blog: Travis & Sydney | Jerina Mac Photography

How They Met.

Travis and Sydney first met  after a UVA college football game at a popular hangout, along with some of friends.  After Sydney’s friends deserted her for other interests, she was left in a  very crowded place bumping into the same two guys, over and over again.  Being the “chatter box” she is (Sydney called herself that), she decided to strike up a conversation with these two guys. Turns out, one of them became the love of her life.  She and Travis talked & talked & talked until the hangout closed.  Ending the night with a trip to the ice cream store and a sweet walk home, Travis was so mesmerized by Sydney, he almost forgot to ask for her number.

The Proposal.

Travis came up with an excuse for he and Sydney to walk to the “Lawn”.  It made perfectly good sense being that he worked at UVA and lived nearby.  He made up a story that he had to look at something at the rotunda so the couple walked up to the steps and no later than us turning the corner he proceeded to get down on one knee.  In his froggy little voice he said the sweetest proposal (I love the one knee proposals).  One of their friends had been hiding, taking photos; even shot a quick photo session afterwards of the newly engaged couple.  They ended the perfect night going  back to the same hangout where they first met to celebrate their engagement.

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Flying High | Jerina Mac Photography

I got a phone call a few weeks ago with a request from a mom asking if I would be interested in documenting her soon to be 10 year old son’s birthday surprise.  After she explained the surprise I quickly responded with a “yes”.

Bi-Plane Rides  Chase’s parents were on a road trip driving around  the Atlanta area and saw a sign for “bi-plane rides”.  Chase’s mom, Christina, told her husband that it was a great idea for Chase since he really loved airplanes.  The family has a few friends that are private pilots, so they were going to ask one of them.  L.D., Chase’s dad, had the idea of asking Scott Martin since he knew he owned his own plane.

To get a sense of who Chase is, he recently told his mom he wants to fly airplanes in the military and he wants to be an engineer. (What big dreams and ideas for a 10 year old…I was impressed.)  Chase began flying Radio Controlled (R/C) airplanes a little over a year ago when he was introduced to it by Christina’s family friend.  He has always loved airplanes, old cars, dirt bikes, or anything with an engine.  He gets that from his dad.  And, there’s a lot of aviation talk around the house because his dad works at Gulfstream Aerospace.  You see, his dad was in the Air Force and was in Aircraft Maintenance.  He now works at Gulfstream and has various jobs, his most current is working in Flight Test.  And, Chase’s grandfather used to fly Cessnas, a very small passenger plane, when he was younger.

1943 Stearman and owner, Pilot Scott Martin  Mr. Martin, an experimental test pilot for Gulfstream, is known to be a “hundred pound brain”.  If you’re a parent and you’re going to trust one guy to take your ten year old child up in a vintage open cockpit bi-plane, Scott Martin is your guy, according to Chase’s mom and dad.  Mr. Martin was the 2016 recipient of the Ivan C. Kincheloe test pilot award, which recognizes outstanding professional accomplishments in the area of flight test.

Through the eyes of Chase  Chase was excited and said the ride was “awesome”.  He was a little queasy after the flight because Mr. Martin did some loops and barrel rolls.  It took a little bit before he was ready to eat. (I get sick just riding in the back of a car)  Chase cannot wait to learn to fly!  His parents told him if he earns really good grades, keeps out of trouble and maintained the passion for flying, they would pay for him to get his private license.  His dad will most likely go through the process with him.

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